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Blue Disco Ball

The Middle Management Error Vendors Love Most – Redux

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We deal with procurement departments everyday. It's a fact of modern day corporate life. But this week, I've had to respond to so many RFPs asking for "blue disco balls," (my metaphoric name for a specific kind of middle management error that most vendors, suppliers and even solutions providers love most), I'm thinking about hanging one over my desk. What is a “blue disco ball?” Here's a story I wrote last year about every senior executive’s worst nightmare and every vendor’s holiday bonus all rolled into a budget-busting good time.

Banned Words

My Banned Words for 2017

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Just for fun, here is a list of buzzwords, biz speak, and hipster droppings that should be banned from every business meeting forevermore.

Twitter Boxing

How to Win a Twitter War

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Can you really win a Twitter or Facebook war? Yes, you can! Here, for your cyber-pugilistic pleasure, is a strategic primer that will make you invincible.

Shelly Palmer on Fox 5

Breathalyzer on a “Chip” | Shelly Palmer on Fox 5

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Shelly Palmer talks about Tostitos alcohol-sensing bag and its embedded near-field communications (NFC) chip that you can tap with your phone to call and Uber (if you're too drunk to drive) on Fox 5 with Teresa Priolo and Antwan Lewis. Original Airdate: January 31, 2017

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The Mainstream Media Is Rigged #MSM

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"The media is rigged. Big League," to quote a famous media critic. But the MSM is probably not rigged the way you think it is. That said, the MSM is amoral, irrevocably corrupt and, sadly, can never be fixed. The truth is now truthy, reality has transmogrified into wikiality, facts have become flexible, and the thin permeable membranes that used to separate journalism, opinion, commentary and entertainment have disintegrated. To help you understand why, I offer this accurate, albeit oversimplified, description of how the mainstream media is "rigged" and what you can do about it.